Silent Way Rack Extension Teaser

June 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Silent Way Voice Controller, part of the Silent Way plug-in suite, will soon be available as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. Silent Way offers deep control over analog synthesizers direct from your DAW.

For more information on Silent Way, see
http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/sile…

Silent Way is a suite of plug-ins designed for use with analogue synthesisers, and especially as part of a modular analogue synthesiser system. The plug-ins produce no sound themselves, nor do they process sound – rather, they generate signals to be used as control voltages (CVs), which can be patched into the control inputs of oscillators, filters, VCAs etc. of an analogue system. Also, with the addition of the CV Input plug-in, it is possible to bring CVs from the synth into the computer, for recording or processing.

There are currently eighteen plug-ins in the Silent Way suite – Silent Way AC Encoder, Silent Way CV Input, Silent Way CV To MIDI, Silent Way CV To OSC , Silent Way DC, Silent Way ES-4 Controller, Silent Way ES-5 Controller, Silent Way ESX-4CV Combiner, Silent Way Follower, Silent Way Learner, Silent Way LFO, Silent Way Quantizer, Silent Way SMUX, Silent Way Soundplane, Silent Way Step LFO, Silent Way Sync , Silent Way Trigger and Silent Way Voice Controller. These are described in more detail below. It is anticipated that more plug-ins will be added to the suite in the future – watch the website for product announcements.

Twice the Pain at Half the Price

June 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Featuring Hammond XK3-c, Leslie 3300, Moog Voyager, Arp 2600, D6 Clavinet, Mellotron Mk. VI

Tutorial: How To Play Hardware Synths in Ableton Live

May 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 2 Comments 

External instruments can easily be played inside of Ableton Live. Enjoy this Ableton Live Quick Tip in which AfroDJMac shows you how to set up an external instrument, such as the Synthboy ( http://ninstrument.com ). Once inside Ableton, it can be sequenced and effects can be added to further the potential of your hardware synthesizers!

Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

Standuino

May 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Limited edition of 50 pieces of mysterious drone synth Standuino

more info: standuino.eu/musical-instruments/pi/
buy: standuino.eu/buy/buy-fraangelico/buy-pi/

Features

-several oscillators, wavetables and synthesis types
-settings accessed by randomizers
-4 presets
-patchable clock sequencer
-internal clock or MIDI clock divider
-MIDI input

PI is released to celebrate 2nd anniversary of Standuino

Exclusive synth spotting session in Depeche Mode’s studio

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

There is lots of nice gear for all of us electro fans in this in-studio performance of Broken by Depeche Mode.

Check out the Teenage Engineering OP-1, Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer, Oberheim OB8,  Korg MS20 and Korg MonoPoly synthesizers. Not to mention, the tasty Eurorack modules that have been seen in pictures of the Delta Machine studio sessions.

Novation KS5 Synthesizer – Dreamy Ambient Chillout Demo

April 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://www.synth4ever.com – Performing a dreamy ambient soundscape synth demo on Novation KS5 synthesizer.

Utilizing 3 oscillators, reverb, delay, chorus, filter/envelope adjustments and minor LFO changes.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.

Using an enhanced version of the K-Station sound engine, the KS4 (four octave keyboard) and the KS5 (five octaves) offer many additional features and benefits.

The keyboards have aftertouch, are semi-weighted, and each of the 33 knobs and sliders transmit MIDI. There is four part multi-timbral operation with four individual assignable outputs. A big plus is a separate effects section for each part – a unique Novation feature from the Supernova. Also featured are 4 Arpeggiators and 16 note polyphony with a 16 band Vocoder.

The KS-synths have 3 oscillators which provide sawtooth, triangle, sine, pulse width modulation and other waveforms. There’s even a simple FM synth engine which can be dialed in for sharpening the sound. Oscillators may be set to Unison or Sync’d operation and a Noise source is also included in the waveform engine. There is a nice low-/band-/high-pass resonant filter with switchable 12 or 24dB/oct slopes and ADSR controls. A second ADSR envelope is available for the amp, as well as two LFOs with sample-and-hold and MIDI sync.

On-board effects include reverb and delay/chorus/flanger. Their send levels can be controlled by the Mod wheel which is a nice effect. A 12-band vocoder is also on-board for processing external mono sounds such as drum loops or vocals. Pads sound great when vocoded with external sounds. External sounds can also be used as an oscillator, run through the filters, envelopes, etc. with much better results than were possible on the original Bass Stations.

MacBeth synthesizers gives you Mrs. B

April 19, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An experiment here that I recorded to tape- using M5N circuits with some modification- now M5X. There’s a lot of resonant spring line reverb on this one!

Synth Demo featuring the ARP 2600, Voyager, and Mellotron Mk. VI

April 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Short, first take improv with Arp2600, Moog Voyager and Mellotron Mk. VI. Recorded in Ableton Live 9. Film edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11.

UVI has released Digital Synsations | Official Trailer UVI©

April 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

UVI has released Digital Synsations, a new virtual vintage synths collection inspired by four 90s classic keyboards – the Yamaha SY77, the Korg M1, the Roland D50 and the Ensoniq VFX.

❐ Buy Digital Synsations : http://bit.ly/digital-synsations
❐ UVI Official Website : http://www.uvi.net
❐ UVI Official Blog : http://blog.uvi.net

A brand-new massive library inspired by four 90s classic keyboards — the Yamaha SY77, the Korg M1, the Roland D50 and the Ensoniq VFX : UVI Digital Synsations

Digital Synsations includes over 500 patches expertly programmed on a fully restored Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and Ensoniq VFX‚ used by many of the greats including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Toto, 808 State, Jean Michael Jarre and more.

We deeply multi-sampled these custom patches using top-shelf equipment and edited them to perfection before sending them off for professional mastering. These sonics became the foundation for our new hybrid instrument and combined with the UVI Engine give you the true character of these classic synths with all of the peculiarities and programming by products intact. Not only that but you get them in an extremely easy to use and fast to edit environment complete with all the features you expect from a modern virtual instrument.

If you’re looking for a new take on the 90′s sound, or just some new classic synth inspiration then look no further.

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* UVI is not affiliated, endorsed or sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation, the Korg Corporation, the Roland Corporation or the Ensoniq Corp. All trademarks are held by their respective owners.

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MusikMesse teasers from Novation, MFB and Dualo

April 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation appears to have a bass synth in the making, teasers pics from thier Facebook site yesterday below:

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Or perhaps a a two oscillator mono synth

MFB has introduced the Tanzbär Drumcomputer – a new analog drum machine.

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Audio demo below:

MFB Drum Computer Session 2 by Yapacc on Mixcloud

And finally a new electronic instrument from Dualo:

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Dualo, a start-up company etablished in 2011 by two musicians and engineers, has designed a musical instrument based on a innovative and intuitive keyboard: the du-touch ß.

This original key layout, which is closer to harmony, is an alternative to the layout encountered in a piano, and is called the dualo keyboard.The manner in which the keys have been laid out has been validated by several musicians, and is designed to provide an opportunity to learn, to read and to play music faster than traditional instruments.

In Decembre 2012, after two years of extensive research and development, Dualo has released a limited edition of his first instrument, dualo du-touch ß, already sold-out. Several famous artists decided to support our project, including Cyril Atef (-M-, Bumcello, …), Fixi (Java) and Khalid K.

In view of the enthusiastic reception for our instrument, Dualo is now launching a crowd-funding campaign on KissKissBankBank.com to finance the professional edition, which will be delivered from Decembre 2013.

Our first instrument, “dualo du-touch ß” is designed for amateurs and professionals.

  • innovative : it’s the first instrument in the world which use a layout of keys based on the dualo principle
  • compact, portable and featuring a wide tessitura : light, designed to come with you everywhere, 5 octaves for 29cm high
  • standalone : battery-powered, built-in synthesizer, built-in multi- effect processor, built-in multitrack looper ; audio line out and amplified audio headphones out
  • versatile : thanks to the built-in features which allows to play with a wide palette of sounds and to organize them in songs
  • original and allowing a wide stage presence : fitted with gesture and movement sensors offering a new generation of musical gesture, a new feel and a new phrasing
  • intuitive and instructive : thanks to the dualo principle and to the built-in help system : screen, light display

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